Safety Management System (SMS) is a comprehensive, collaborative approach that brings management and labor together to build on the transit industry’s existing safety foundation to control risk better, detect and correct safety problems earlier, share and analyze safety data more effectively, and measure safety performance more carefully.
SMS Safety Bulletin - Guidance on SMS Support Services
FTA Bus Safety Program and SMS for Small Agencies - Webinar: FTA Bus Safety Program and SMS for Small Agencies
FTA Bus Safety Program and SMS for Small Agencies - National RTAP 101 Webinar Series: FTA Bus Safety Program and SMS for Small Agencies
FTA SMS Framework - FTA SMS Framework
FTA’s “Dear Colleague” Letter on SMS Policy - A description of the adoption of SMS as the basis for the initiatives FTA will undertake to improve the safety of public transportation.
SMS Frequently Asked Questions - A detailed overview of SMS, its applications, and how it fits under MAP-21.
Why SMS? (PDF) - A brochure outlining the SMS framework.
Implementing SMS Principles in Rail Transit Agencies (PDF) - Transit Rail Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS) Report